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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1990
  • pp: 3228–3236

Radiometric considerations for ocean color remote sensors

Howard R. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 22, pp. 3228-3236 (1990)

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A methodology for determination of the effects of radiometric noise on the performance of ocean color sensors is developed and applied to the Coastal Zone Color Scanner on Nimbus 7 and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer planned for the Earth Observing System.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 31, 1989
Published: August 1, 1990

Howard R. Gordon, "Radiometric considerations for ocean color remote sensors," Appl. Opt. 29, 3228-3236 (1990)

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  1. W. A. Hovis et al., “Nimbus 7 Coastal Zone Color Scanner: System Description and Initial Imagery,” Science 210, 60–63 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. H. R. Gordon, D. K. Clark, J. L. Mueller, W. A. Hovis, “Phytoplankton Pigments Derived from the Nimbus-7 CZCS: Initial Comparisons with Surface Measurements,” Science 210, 63–66 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  9. H. R. Gordon, D. K. Clark, “Clear Water Radiances for Atmospheric Correction of Coastal Zone Color Scanner Imagery,” Appl. Opt. 20, 4175–4180 (1981). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  13. H. R. Gordon et al., “A Semi-Analytic Radiance Model of Ocean Color,” J. Geophys. Res. 93, 10909–10924 (1988). [CrossRef]
  14. A Morel, L. Prieur, “Analysis of Variations in Ocean Color,” Limnol. and Oceanog. 22, 709–722 (1977). [CrossRef]
  15. H. R. Gordon, J. W. Brown, R. H. Evans, “Exact Rayleigh Scattering Calculations for use with the Nimbus-7 Coastal Zone Color Scanner,” Appl. Opt. 27, 862–871 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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